The timing of leaf emergence is an important diagnostic of climate change impacts on ecosystems.
A new dataset provides Landsat phenology algorithm (LPA) derived start and end of growing seasons (SOS and EOS) at 500-m resolution for deciduous and mixed forest areas of 75 selected Landsat sidelap regions across the Eastern United States and Canada. The data are a 30-year time series (1984-2013) of derived spring and autumn phenology for forested areas of the Eastern Temperate Forest, Northern Forest, and Taiga ecoregions.
Results from this work support the utility of land surface phenology information derived from Landsat for improving information and understanding of ecosystem processes at landscape scales.
Melaas, E.K., M.A. Friedl, and D. Sulla-Menashe. 2018. Landsat-derived Spring and Autumn Phenology, Eastern US - Canadian Forests, 1984-2013. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1570
Melaas, E. K., M. A. Fridel, and D. Sulla-Menashe. 2018. Multidecadal Changes and Interannual Variation in Springtime Phenology of North American Temperate and Boreal Deciduous Forests. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL076933
Data center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS